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Arabian Sands
4.16
Hmmm, well, I guess I can't honestly recommend this. Undoubtedly the journeys were fascinating and worthy of a certain amount of awe, but I didn't enj ...more
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Nov 03, 2010
 
The Sword & the Shield: The Mitrokhin Archive & the Secret History of the KGB
3.86
First of all, I'm filled with respect for the dedication it took for Vasili Mitrokhin to painstakingly copy thousands upon thousands of documents, as ...more
Mar 2012
Apr 07, 2012
 
Engineers of Victory: The Making of the War Machine That Defeated the Nazis
3.65
Gosh, I toyed with the idea of giving my first five star review to this, so completely satisfied with it was I. But then I started to think about the ...more
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Sep 03, 2014
 
Glorious Misadventures: Nikolai Rezanov and the Dream of a Russian America
3.82
"The Russian Empire once extended deep into America: in 1818 Russia’s furthest outposts were in California and Hawaii. The dreamer behind this great I ...more
Jan 15, 2014
Jan 16, 2014
 
The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible
3.76
I'm a Simon Winchester fan, and would love to have lived his life thus far, and if I could have books from only a single author with me on a desert is ...more
Sep 03, 2014
Sep 03, 2014
 
The Lost Salt Gift of Blood
4.31
I found this in the way that lots of us semi-literate plodders find books, from an obituary. Before his death in April, 2014, I had not previously bee ...more
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Sep 03, 2014
 
The Hollow Man & The House in Gallows Lane
3.67
I wouldn't call myself a devotee of the murder mystery genre, but I've certainly enjoyed my share of it, with a heavy emphasis on Arthur Conan Doyle a ...more
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Sep 03, 2014
 
The Silent Intelligence: The Internet of Things
3.65
While this book felt very hurriedly written and edited, I'm happy to excuse those factors given the reality of trying to get topical information out i ...more
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Sep 03, 2014
 
Ill Met: By Moonlight
3.93
My voracious reader friend Tom turns me on to a lot of good books. He is generous enough to take my glacial reading pace and limited intelligence into ...more
Sep 17, 2014
Sep 18, 2014
 
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
4.16
I read the book on the recommendation of a friend, and am very glad that I did. I'm very grateful to the author for writing it, and my friend for reco ...more
Apr 07, 2012
Apr 07, 2012
 
Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle
4.09
I love a book that takes a subject I know nothing about, one in which I don't consciously harbor any interest in, yet draws me in completely. I know n ...more
Nov 2011
Apr 07, 2012
 
A Most Wanted Man
3.42
I have been a loyal fan of LeCarre since reading The Spy Who Came In From the Cold as a young lad, and have eagerly read just about everything he's wr ...more
Dec 2011
Apr 07, 2012
 
Brave Companions
3.95
This book is a collection of short, biographical essays, ranging from Alexander von Humboldt to David Plowden, with many fascinating characters in bet ...more
Jan 2012
Apr 07, 2012
 
The Greatest Game Ever Pitched: Juan Marichal, Warren Spahn, and the Pitching Duel of the Century
3.36
I enjoy almost any baseball book, and there were many interesting subjects covered in this book, including the Latin baseball movement, the transition ...more
Oct 2011
Apr 07, 2012
 
The Fourth Part of the World: The Race to the Ends of the Earth, and the Epic Story of the Map That Gave America Its Name
4.01
I recommend The Fourth Part of the World, by Toby Lester, to anyone with an interest in the age of exploration. It might be slow going for those unabl ...more
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Nov 03, 2010
 
The Human Factor
3.89
finished Graham Greene's The Human Factor yesterday. It's was written later in his career than anything I've read before, and lacked the satire or bla ...more
Mar 2011
Nov 03, 2010
 
Jeeves and Wooster Omnibus (Jeeves, #9, 7, & 6)
4.55
Reading this end-to-end, except in the most perfect circumstances and environment, is probably not the best plan, as the repeating themes can begin to ...more
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Apr 09, 2012
 
The Mad Scientists' Club (Mad Scientists' Club, #1)
4.23
My 9 and 11 year old daughters STILL let me read to them a few nights a week. This book, and its sequel (The New Adventures of the Mad Scientists Club ...more
Nov 11, 2010
Nov 03, 2010
 
Autobiography, Vol. 1
3.84
I enjoyed the actual autobiographical material tremendously, but despaired of GETTING to it as I slogged through some 100+ pages of notes from the edi ...more
Mar 07, 2011
Nov 09, 2010
 
British Literature of the Blitz: Fighting the People's War
5.00
Drat! Christmas went by and no one plucked this off of my Amazon Wish List. Oh well, Valentine's Day is right around the corner!
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Jan 07, 2011
 
Walking the Corporate Beat: Police School for Business People
4.48
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Apr 09, 2012
 
The Price of Everything: Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do
3.29
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Aug 12, 2011
 
Lucky Jim
3.80
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Sep 18, 2014
 
This is a Book
3.76
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Nov 22, 2011
 
Cloud Application Architectures: Building Applications and Infrastructure in the Cloud
3.12
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Apr 07, 2012
 
I Want It Now
3.54
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Sep 18, 2014
 
Titian: His Life
3.90
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Sep 25, 2014
 
Ending Up
3.74
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Sep 18, 2014
 
The Anti-Death League
3.41
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Sep 18, 2014
 
Smart Machines: IBM's Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing
3.16
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Sep 03, 2014
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